2006 in heavy metal music

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This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 2006.

Newly formed bands[edit]

Reformed bands[edit]



Albums released[edit]

All releases are studio albums unless otherwise noted.


Day Artist Album
9 DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
10 Bleeding Through The Truth
20 Edguy Rocket Ride
24 P.O.D. Testify
Sworn Enemy The Beginning of the End
25 Norther Till Death Unites Us
30 The Devin Townsend Band Synchestra
Psycroptic Symbols of Failure


Day Artist Album
3 In Flames Come Clarity
5 Warbringer One By One, The Wicked Fall (EP)
7 Hank Williams III Straight to Hell
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
Himsa Hail Horror
Mastodon Call of the Mastodon
14 The Sword Age of Winters
15 Amorphis Eclipse
Ensiferum Dragonheads (EP)
17 Buckethead The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock
20 Dismember The God That Never Was
Raunchy Death Pop Romance
21 Kataklysm In the Arms of Devastation
Krisiun AssassiNation
Wicked Wisdom Wicked Wisdom
22 Kalmah The Black Waltz
27 Caliban The Undying Darkness
Darkthrone The Cult Is Alive
Sadus Out For Blood
Witchery Don't Fear the Reaper


Day Artist Album
10 Lordi The Arockalypse
13 Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Sepultura Dante XXI
18 Machinae Supremacy Redeemer
21 Cannibal Corpse Kill
23 Drudkh Blood in Our Wells
24 Oomph! GlaubeLiebeTod
28 Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday
Phobia Cruel
31 Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime II


Day Artist Album
4 Dead to Fall The Phoenix Throne
Evergrey Monday Morning Apocalypse
Sonata Arctica For the Sake of Revenge (Live Album)
19 myGRAIN Orbit Dance
21 OSI Free
Scar Symmetry Pitch Black Progress
25 Godsmack IV
Moonspell Memorial
Summoning Oath Bound
30 Dissection Reinkaos


Day Artist Album
2 Enslaved Ruun
Silent Civilian Rebirth of the Temple
Tool 10,000 Days
8 Beyond Fear Beyond Fear
9 Visceral Bleeding Absorbing the Disarray
12 Sodom Sodom
16 The Autumn Offering Embrace the Gutter
Misery Index Discordia
Russian Circles Enter
Zyklon Disintegrate
19 Communic Waves of Visual Decay
22 Cataract Kingdom
Necrophobic Hrimthursum
23 Prototype Continuum
26 Threat Signal Under Reprisal
27 The Red Shore Salvaging What's Left (EP)
29 Celtic Frost Monotheist
31 Spawn of Possession Noctambulant


Day Artist Album
1 Eluveitie Spirit
Ghoul Splatterthrash
7 Illdisposed Burn Me Wicked
Rotten Sound Consume to Contaminate
12 Celestiial Desolate North
Disarmonia Mundi Mind Tricks
13 The Acacia Strain The Dead Walk
Satyricon Now, Diabolical
Shadows Fall Fallout from the War (Compilation)
Skinless Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead
19 Anata The Conductor's Departure
Carpathian Forest Fuck You All!!!! Caput tuum in ano est
20 Underoath Define the Great Line
26 SikTh Death of a Dead Day
27 Cellador Enter Deception
Metal Church A Light in the Dark
Theatre of Tragedy Storm


Day Artist Album
10 A Band Called Pain Broken Dreams
Behemoth Demonica (Box-set)
24-7 Spyz Face the Day
11 All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Cattle Decapitation Karma.Bloody.Karma
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
21 Chrome Division Doomsday Rock 'n Roll
25 From a Second Story Window Delenda
Grave As Rapture Comes
Voivod Katorz
28 Sabaton Attero Dominatus


Day Artist Album
1 Body Count Murder 4 Hire
7 Antagonist A.D. These Cities, Our Graves
8 Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
Slayer Christ Illusion
Unearth III: In the Eyes of Fire
9 Insomnium Above the Weeping World
10 Ihsahn The Adversary
17 Diablo Swing Orchestra The Butcher's Ballroom
21 Mercenary The Hours that Remain
22 Deicide The Stench of Redemption
Gorod Leading Vision
The Human Abstract Nocturne
Lamb of God Sacrament
Misery Signals Mirrors
Terrorizer Darker Days Ahead
Unexpect In a Flesh Aquarium
Walls of Jericho With Devils Amongst Us All
25 Catamenia Location: COLD
28 Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
29 Dream Theater Score (CD/DVD)
Hatebreed Supremacy


Day Artist Album
1 Blind Guardian A Twist in the Myth
5 Alice in Chains The Essential Alice in Chains (Compilation)
Heaven Shall Burn Deaf to Our Prayers
Vader Impressions in Blood
11 Mastodon Blood Mountain
12 Black Label Society Shot to Hell
Norma Jean Redeemer
15 Buckethead Crime Slunk Scene
Napalm Death Smear Campaign
18 WarCry La Quinta Esencia
19 Dry Kill Logic Of Vengeance and Violence
Light This City Facing the Thousand
Mushroomhead Savior Sorrow
Red Sparowes Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun
Suffocation Suffocation
22 Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Týr Ragnarok
25 Into Eternity The Scattering of Ashes
Rhapsody of Fire Triumph or Agony


Day Artist Album
3 Bourbon Crow Highway to Hangovers
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
9 My Dying Bride A Line of Deathless Kings
10 Ahab The Call of the Wretched Sea
Trivium The Crusade
11 Solitude Aeturnus Alone
13 Dream Evil United
16 Sturmgeist Über
Sylosis Casting Shadows (EP)
Textures Drawing Circles
17 Cradle of Filth Thornography
It Dies Today Sirens
18 HammerFall Threshold
Solefald Black for Death: An Icelandic Odyssey, Pt. 2
23 Angra Aurora Consurgens
Krux II
24 Beto Vázquez Infinity Flying Towards the New Horizon
Paul Stanley Live to Win
Skid Row Revolutions per Minute
25 Europe Secret Society
30 Borknagar Origin
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings
The Haunted The Dead Eye
Melechesh Emissaries
31 God Dethroned The Toxic Touch
ISIS In the Absence of Truth
Martyr Feeding the Abscess


Day Artist Album
2 Decadence 3rd Stage of Decay
5 Arsis United in Regret
13 Outworld Outworld
14 The Faceless Akeldama
17 Rammstein Völkerball (CD/DVD)
Suidakra Caledonia
21 Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
22 Sentenced Buried Alive (Live CD)


Day Artist Album
1 Oomph! Delikatessen
6 This Ending Inside the Machine
20 Blinded Colony Bedtime Prayers


  1. ^ Bowar, Chad (May 6, 2009). "Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky interview: A conversation with guitarist Ian Sturgill". About.com. The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on July 23, 2009. Retrieved June 22, 2009. 
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